About the property
- Apartment1453 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Duplex Apartment in Dalyan, Aegean Region, Turkey - Peaceful Location, Just A Short Walk To Cafes, Restaurants, Market And Shops
This complex was completed in early 2009 and has proven to so popular that many guests return year after year. The 3 bedroom duplex apartment extends to 135 square meters, providing generous space for a family of 6. It is built to the highest standards, and includes all the comforts of home including flat-screen TV, DVD player, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, ironing board/iron, hairdryers, WiFi, and aircon throughout. Three balconies extend from bedrooms and the living area, with views of the mature gardens, pool and surrounding mountains. The balconies enable you to seek the sun all day, or indeed to have shade if you prefer. A separate children's pool is attached to the large main pool. 2 outside barbecues offer the option of al fresco cooking.
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- May 14, 2018
About Peter Donaldson
Having spent more than 30 years in the chemicals industry travelling the world developing new export markets, my wife and I decided to buy a holiday home that we could retreat to when we had the time. We looked at Italy, France and the USA but, by pure chance, we came on holiday to Dalyan, fell in love with the place and decided to buy our duplex apartment. We live in the countryside in a beautiful part of Northern Ireland and, since we acquired the apartment, have had nine great holidays there in the past three years. Our family are all grown up, and we look forward to them visiting the apartment with their children, and we also look forward to sharing our good fortune with our guests.
Peter Donaldson purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Peter Donaldson chose Dalyan
We bought this apartment in Dalyan because of its combination of secluded location and ease of access to all the many and varied attractions of the town, including very friendly locals and great restaurants. Dalyan is set on a meandering river that flows from a large fresh water lake to the sea. Your apartment is a 5 to 10 minute stroll from the river that winds throughout the town. Once there you jump on a river boat taxi, which for a nominal cost, transports you on a 30 minute meandering journey along the river to one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Izutzu beach is a 5 kilometre long stretch of golden sand. It is pretty and unspoiled, and during darkness it is where the Caretta Caretta sea turtle comes to lay its eggs.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is of excellent build quality and has been fitted out to a high standard - the marble floors help keep the place cool in the heat of summer and with windows all round it is always light and airy. The fact that there are three balconies means that you can follow the sun, or take the shade, all day. The owners employ two agents - one to look after the interior of the apartment, and the other to look after the pool and the grounds. This means that there is always someone at hand to help with any problems or queries guests may have.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Just lovely in May
I recently returned from a short holiday in Dalyan. I was there for a week at the beginning of May and stayed at Peter and Maureen's apartment at Kings Apartments which is situated in the lovely, quiet, residential Gulpinar area of the town. This was a return visit to Dalyan and I was delighted that Peter and Maureen's apartment was available for my required dates as I had stayed there before and had such a great time.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and had everything I needed for a very comfortable stay. The spacious grounds were looking great with bougainvillea and roses in full bloom. The weather was just beautiful - clear blue skies and lovely heat during the day. It cooled off a little in the evening and I was glad of my fleece.
I enjoyed eating at several of the many top class restaurants and cafes. The food was as fresh and delicious as I remembered it. Many of the staff remembered me from my previous visit and gave me a warm welcome. Life in Dalyan is a little quieter in May compared to the summer months but all the businesses are open as usual and its a great time of year to enjoy the many activities and amenities that Dalyan has to offer. I thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip to Iztuzu beach where I walked to the far end and enjoyed a light lunch from the beach cafe before taking the dolmus back to town. I can highly recommend Peter and Maureen's lovely apartment for its high level of comfort and its convenience to this lovely town.
Hi David Anthony,
Thank you for your very positive review of our apartment.
We were delighted to welcome you back again, and thrilled that you clearly had a great time enjoying the amenities of the apartment, Dalyan, and the beautiful beach and countryside close to the town.
Perhaps we will have the pleasure of your company in the not too distant future?
Maureen and Peter
Lovely apartment with everything you needed. Air Conditioning fantastic ,washing machine useful. Nice pool
A nice quiet location, little shop nearby (just past the Turkish Baths).
A 10 minute stroll into the centre of Dalyan.
Peter very helpful when booking , hassle free, always got back promptly.
We had a lovely holiday, Highly Recommended
Thank you for your review. Maureen and I are delighted that you enjoyed our home from home.
We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
The property is lovely & so are the garden & pool.
The apartment is spacious & homely. It is further from the town centre than what some people may like but it is only 10 to 15 mins away walking comfortably & we found this no problem for us. It is a beautiful apartment with just about everything you need. We would have liked a change of bed linen so that we could use that when washing the other but this is a small thing. We also couldn't find a toaster but that might just have been us looking in the wrong place. The air con was a bit temperamental for us but we just put that down to it not being used much prior to our stay. When we reported at the start of our stay bulbs being out & the water not being warm it was fixed very quickly. We loved our stay in a lovely apartment & Peter was great to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment & dealing with Peter & Maureen as it was an absolute pleasure. We wish we where there now as it is beautiful & so is Dalyan itself.
Thank you for your very positive review - Maureen and I are so glad that you enjoyed our apartment.
In April we bought plenty of new bed linens and spare towels do that guests would have spares to use when washing linens. They are stored in the top part of the built in wardrobe in the twin bed room. There is also a toaster which is stored in one of the kitchen cupboards. We are sorry that you could not find these essentials. We are also glad that all small issues were sorted out quickly for you.
We look forward to having you back in the future.
Peter & Maureen
Excellent apartment, spacious, clean and well equipped. Peter gave us excellent customer service and provided us with all the help and information we needed. It was a quiet time of year in Dalyan but picked up great bargains in the market as it was the last week of the season. Don't forget to haggle, it is all part of the fun. The taxi boat down the river to the beach is really enjoyable and passes the rock tombs. The beach is clean and the water great for children as it very gradually gets deep. Try the traditional pancakes at the beach they are great and several fillings to choose from. The apartment was about a 10 minute stroll into town where there are so many great restaurants . We ate at a different one each night and every meal was good. There are supermarkets and a mini market closer to the apartment for all your everyday needs. Dalyan is a very friendly village and well worth a visit. We would highly recommend the apartment.
Thank you for the very positive review - Maureen and I are so pleased that you enjoyed Dalyan in general and our apartment in particular.
We too love the trip to the beach - it is very relaxing, especially when there are turtles and kingfishers to be seen!
We would love to welcome you back to our apartment in the future.
Peter & Maureen
My wife and I spent a glorious eight days at this first class apartment from the the moment we were met at the airport by our driver(arranged through apartment owner)and then only 25minutes transfer time to the apartment .the apartment is spacious with plenty of room and all the necessary hardware that people expect nowadays.The bedrooms are very comfortable with first class air con.
The pool area and gardens are maintained to a high standard and are very accessible for all.
The best feature of all is that you are situated in a quiet residential area though only 15 minutes walk to the centre of Dalyan.
Dalyan itself is a delight with the river being the main feature where you can meander down to turtle beach in one of the many water taxis passing many fine restaurants.
The town itself has many fine shops and restaurants and the people we found were so friendly. The town and surrounding area is very flat and easy to navigate for an old codger like me.
All in all we enjoyed the apartment and found Dalyan great we will definitely be going back
Eric & Joan Scotland
Dear Joan and Eric,
Thank you so much for the very positive review of our property in Dalyan - it is clear that you loved Dalyan in general and our home-from-home in particular! Maureen and I hoped that, like us, you would fall in love with the place, and clearly you have.
We would be delighted of course to have you both back to our apartment but I would be grateful if you could let me know your proposed dates as soon as you have them - we already have a number of bookings for the 2016 season, and even one for 2017, and we would not want you to be disappointed.
Until next time.
Peter & Maureen
Home from home with sunshine
Just back from a wonderful holiday. The apartment was exactly as described and the location was ideal, just round the corner from the original Turkish baths and a 10 minute walk away from the town square where there are numerous restaurants and market stalls. Each morning we enjoyed our breakfast in the shade on the balcony off the double room and each afternoon we enjoyed a G&T, in the shade on the balcony off the living room, before dandering down to the square for a meal. The apartment was so homely and the pool so inviting in the heat of an afternoon.
Thank you Peter for your excellent service and advice, we are already recommending this apartment to our friends and we're going back next year.
Barry & Stephanie
Stephanie and Barry, thank you for your very positive review.
Maureen and I are delighted that you enjoyed our apartment and Dalyan, and we are pleased, but not surprised, that you want to go back!
We look forward to welcoming you next year.
Coast/Beach: The famous Iztuzu (Turtle) beach is a strip of golden sand famous as a breeding ground for the loggerhead turtle and is only a 30 minute boat ride down the river from Dalyan. The beach itself is 5Km long, a beautiful walk, and the water is azure blue, warm and safe. There are cafes, toilets, showers and other facilities at each end of the beach. We often take the boat to the beach, walk to the far end where the turtle sanctuary is located, have lunch and then return home by dolmus bus. Travel: The nearest airport is Dalaman, only a short 25 minute taxi ride from the apartment - we can arrange taxi pickup in an air-conditioned people carrier to and from the airport for a return fare of approximately £65. Flights to Dalaman are available from most UK and Irish airports. You will find that car hire is not essential in Dalyan as the town is compact and level - easy walking terrain. Public transport is also plentiful and inexpensive. Distances: The nearest town is Orteca, a 15 minute ride by dolmus bus. There you will find a wide range of shops to cater for your every need. Within easy walking distance of Dalyan are the tombs of the Lycean kings, and a few kilometres further on lie the runs of the ancient city of Kaunos, complete with amphitheatre. The wildlife is beautiful in this area - turtles, fish, kingfishers, tortoises. On your walk, be sure to sample the local chilled pomegranate juice. Further Details: Dalyan has a very wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants - for you to try as many as you can, and don't forget to sample the delicious local Turkish cuisine. The town has 5 supermarkets, fishmongers and 3 butchers, as well as many smaller shops selling locally produced fruit, vegetables, ice cream, and an array of small gift shops. Also in the town centre there are 5 ATMs, a post office and a branch of the local Turkish IS Bank. There is so much for you to do nearby: boat trips leave daily from the town - you can either go up river to the mud baths or go down river, fish for crabs and have them cooked for you whilst you relax on the beach. If you feel you want to be more adventurous, you can go white water rafting, horse riding, jeep safari or visit other Turkish resorts close by. All can be arranged through the local travel agents in the town. The local people are very friendly and are only too happy to help you arrange a day out. A great treat for the men is to experience a Turkish shave; and both men and women should take time to try the Turkish baths and Hammam scrub. Every Saturday there is an exciting market in the centre of the town - there you will find a fabulous array of fresh fruit and vegetables, leather goods, footwear, clothing, lighting, hardware, spices, Turkish Delight, gifts etc - do be prepared to haggle for the very best deals!
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Booking Notes: A non-refundable deposit of 20% of booking value is required to secure your booking, and the balance due 8 weeks before your arrival date at the apartment. Airport transfers, welcome packs, cots and high chairs are available upon request at an additional cost. Changeover Day: We do not have a preferred changeover day and try to accommodate the needs of our guests by being as flexible as possible. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Call for quote on rentals for 3 weeks or more.